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of faith 11 Through faith also Sarah herself re. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fear. ceived strength to conccive seed, and ing the wrath of the king: for he en. was delivered of a child when she was dured, as seeing him who is invisible. past age, because she judged him faith. 28 Through faith he kept the Pass ful who had promised.
over, and the sprinkling of blood, lest 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, he that destroyed the first born, should and him as good as dead, so many as touch them. the stars of the sky in multitude, and as 29 By faith they passed through the the sand which is by the sea shore in. Red sea, as by dry land : which the Egypnumerable.
tians assaying to do, were drowned. 13 These all died in faith, not having 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell received the promises, but having seen down, after they were compassed about them afar off, and were persuaded of seven days. them, and embraced them, and confess. 31 By faith the harlot Rabab perished ed that they were strangers and pilgrims not with them that believed not, when on the earth.
she had received the spies with peace. 14 For they that say such things, de- 32 And what shall I more say? for clare plainly that they seek a country. the time would fail me to tell of Gideon,
15 And truly if they had been mindful and of Barak, and of Samson, and of of that country, from whence they came Jephthah, of David also and Samuel, and out, they might have had opportunity to of the Prophets : have returned :
33 Who through faith subdued king16 But now they desire a better coun- doms, wrought righteousness, obtained try, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God promises, stopped the mouths of lions, is not ashamed to be called their God: 34 Quenched the violence of fire, esfor he hath prepared for them a city. caped the edge of the sword, out of
17 By faith Abraham when he was weakness were made strong, waxed tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had valiant in fight, turned to light the received the promises, offered up his armies of the aliens: only begotten son,
35 Women received their dead raised 18 of whom it was said, That, in Isaac to life again: and others were tortured, shall thy seed be called :
not accepting deliverance, that they 19 Accounting that God was able to might obtain a better resurrection. raise him up, even froin the dead : from 36 And others had trial of cruel mockwhence also he received him in a figure. ings and scourgings, yea moreover, of 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and bonds and imprisonment. Esau concerning things to come. 37 They were stoned, they
21 By faith Jacob when he was a dying, asunder, were tempted, were slain with blessed both the sons of Joseph, and wor- the sword: they wandered about in shipped leaning upon the top of his staff. sheepskins, and goatskins, being desti.
22 By faith, Joseph when he died, tule, afflicted, tormented: made mention of the departing of the 38 Of whom the world was not worthy: children of Israel : and gave command. they wandered in deserts, and in moun. ment concerning his bones.
tains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 23 By faith, Moses when he was born 39 And these all having obtained a was hid three months of his parents, good report through faith, received not because they saw he was a proper child, the promise : and they were not afraid of the ing': 40 God having provided some better commandment.
thing for us, that they without 24 By faith Moses when he was come not be made perfect. to years, refused to be called the son of
CHAP. XII. Pharaoh's daughter,
An exhortation to godliness. 25. Choosing rather to sufier afilicuion W
HEREFORE, sceing we also are with ,
compassed about with so great the pleasures of sin for a season : cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ weight, and the sin which doch so easigreater riches than the treasures in ly beset us, and let us run with patience Egypt: for he had respect unto the re- the race that is set before us, compense of the reward.
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and
Of marriage. finisher of our faith, who for the joy that with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkwas set before him, endured the cross, ness, and tempest, despising the shame, and is set down at 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the right hand of the throne of God. the voice of words, which voice they
3 For consider him that endured such that heard, entreated that the word contradiction of sinners against himself, should not be spoken to them any more. lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 20 For they could not endure that
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, which was commanded : And if so much striving against sin.
as a beast touch the mountain, it shall 5 And ye have forgotten the exhorta. be stoned, or thrust through with a dart, tion which speaketh unto you as unto 21 And so terrible was the sight, that children, My son, despise not thou the Moses said, I exceedingly fear and chastening of the Lord, nor faint when quake. thou art rebuked of him.
22 But ye are come unto mount Zion, 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chas. and unto the city of the living God the teneth, and scourgeth every son whom heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innume. he receiveth.
rable company of Angels : 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth 23 To the general assembly, and with you as with sons: for what son is Church of the first born which are writhe whom the father chasteneth not ?" ten in heaven, and to God the Judge of
8 But if ye be without chastisement, all, and to the spirits of just men made whereof all are partakers, then are ye perfect : bastards, and not sons.
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the 9 Furthermore, we have had fathers new Covenant, and to the blood of of our flesh, which corrected us, and we sprinkling, that speaketh better things gave them reverence: shall we not much than that of Abel. rather be in subjection unto the Father 25 See that ye refuse not him that of spirits, and live ?
speaketh : for if they escaped not who 10 For they verily for a few days chas. refused him that spake on earth, much tened us after their own pleasure, but he more shall not we escape if we turn away for our profit, that we might be partakers from him that speaketh from heaven. of his holiness.
26 Whose voice then shook the earth, 11 Now no chastening for the present but now he hath promised, saying, Yet seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : once more I shake not the earth only, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the but also heaven. peaceable fruit of righteousness, unto 27 And this word, Yet once more, sig. them which are exercised thereby. nifieth the removing of those things that
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which are shaken, as of things that are made, hang down, and the feeble knees. that those things which cannot be shaken
13 And make straight paths for your may remain. feet, lest that which is lame be turned out 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom of the way, but let it rather be healed. which cannot be moved, let us have
14 Follow peace with all men, and ho- grace, whereby we may serve God acliness, without which no man shall see ceptably, with reverence and godly fear. the Lord :
29 For our God is a consuming fire. 15 Looking diligently, lest any man
CHAP. XIII. fail of the grace of God, lest any root
Divers admonitions. of bitterness springing up trouble you, ET brotherly love continue. and thereby many be defiled : 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or pro strangers, for thereby some have enter. fane person, as Esau, who for one mor- tained Angels unawares. sel of meat sold his birthright.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, 17 For ye know how that afterward as bound with them; and them which when he would have inherited the bless-suffer adversity, as being yourselves also ing, he was rejected: for he found no in the body, place of repentance, though he sought 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and it carefully with tears.
the bed undefiled: but whoremongers, 18 For ye are not come unto the mount and adulterers God will judge. that might be touched, and that burned 5 Let your conversation be without Fruit of lips.
Ask in faith covetousness: and be content with such | 16 But to do good, and to communicate things as ye have. For he hath said, forget not, for with such sacrifices God I will never leave thee, nor forsake is well pleased. thee.
17 Obey them that have the rule over 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord you, and submit yourselves : for they is my helper, and I will not fear what watch for your souls, as they that must man shall do unto me.
give account, that they may do it with 7 Remember them which have the rule joy, and not with grief: for that is ui. over you, who have spoken unto you the profitable for you. word of God, whose faith follow, con. 18 Pray for us : for we trust we have sidering the end of their conversation; a good conscience in all things, willing
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to live honestly. to day, and for ever.
19 But I beseech you the rather to do 9 Be not carried about with divers and this, that I may be restored to you the strange doctrines : for it is a good thing sooner. that the heart be established with grace, 20 Now the God of peace, that brought not with meats, which have not profited again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that them that have been occupied therein. great shepherd of the sheep, through the
10 We have an altar whereof they blood of the everlasting Covenant, have no right to eat, which serve the 21. Make you perfect in every good Tabernacle.
work to do his will, working in you 11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose that which is well pleasing in his sight, blood is brought into the Sanctuary by through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory the high Priest for sin, are burned with for ever and ever. Amen. out the camp.
22 And I beseech you brethren, suffer 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might the word of exhortation, for I have writ. sanctify the people with his own blood, ten a letter unto you in few words. suffered without the gate.
23 Know ye, that our brother Timothy 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him is set at liberty, with whom if he come without the camp, bearing his reproach. shortly, I will see you.
14 For here have we no continuing 24 Salute all them that have the rule city, but we seek one to come.
over you, and all the saints. They of 15 By him therefore let us offer the Italy salute you. sacrifice of praise to God continually, 25 Grace be with you all.' Amen. that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks I Written to the Hebrews from Italy, to his Name.
1 The General Epistle of JAMES. CHAP. I.
7 For let not that man think that he We
e are to rejoice under the Cross. shall receive any thing of the Lord. JA AMES a servant of God, and of the 8 A double minded man is unstable in
Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes all his ways. which are scattered abroad, greeting, 9 Let the brother of low degree, rejoice
2 My brethren, count it all joy when in that he is exalted : ye fall into divers temptations,
10 But the rich, in that he 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your low : because as the flower of the grass faith worketh patience,
he shall pass away. 4 But let patience have her perfect 11 For the sun is no sooner risen with work, that ye may be perfect, and en. a burning heat, but it withereth the tire, wanting nothing.
grass; and the flower thereof fallelh, 5 'If any of you lack wisdom, let him and the grace of the fashion of it perishask of God, that giveth to all men libe- eth: so also shall the rich man fade rally, and upbraideth not: and it shall away in his ways. be given him.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing temptation : for when he is tried, he wavering : for he that wavereth is like shall receive the crown of life, which a wave of the sea, driven with the wind, the Lord hath promised to them thas and tossed.
| love him.
Faith and works, 13 Let no man say when he is tempt| him, Sit thou here in a good place: and ed, I am tempted of God: for God cannot say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit be tempted with eril, neither tempteth here under my footstool : he any man.
4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, 14 But every man is tempted, when he is and are become judges of evil thoughts ? drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it not God chosen the poor of this world, bringeth forth sin : and sin, when it is rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, finished, bringeth forth death.
which he hath promised to them that 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. love him? 17 Every good gift, and every perfect 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do gift is from above, and cometh down not rich men oppress you, and draw from the Father of lights, with whom is no you before the Judgment seats ? variableness, neither shadow of turning, 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy
18 Of his own will begat he us, with Name, by the which ye are called ? the word of truth, that we should be a 8 If ye fulfil the royal Law, according kind of first fruits of his creatures. to the Scripture, Thou shalt love thy
19 Wherefore my beloved brethren, neighbour as thyself, ye do well. let every man be swist to hear, slow to 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye speak, slow to wrath.
commit sin, and are convinced of the 20 For the wrath of man worketh not | Law, as transgressors. the righteousness of God.
10 For whosoever shall keep the whole 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, Law, and yet offend in one point, he is and superfluity of naughtiness, and re- guilty of all. ceive with meekness the ingrafted word, 11 For he that said, Do not commit which is able to save your souls. adultery ; said also, Do not kill. Now
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou hearers only, deceiving your own selves. kill, thou art become a transgressor of
23 For if any be a hearer of the word the Law. and not a doer, he is like unto a man 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that beholding his natural face in a glass : shall be judged by the law of liberty.
24 For he beholdeth himself, and go. 13 For he shall have judgment witheth his way, and straightway forgetteth out mercy, that hath shewed no mercy, what manner of man he was.
and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, law of liberty, and continueth therein, though a man say he hath faith, and he being not a forgetful hearer, but a have not works ? can faith save him ? doer of the work, this man shall be 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and blessed in his deed.
destitute of daily food, 26 If any man among you seem to be 16 And one of you say unto them, Dereligious, and bridleth not his tongue, part in peace, be ye warmed and filled : but deceiveth his own heart, this man's notwithstanding ye give them not those religion is vain.
things which are needful to the body : 27 Pure religion and undefiled before what doth it profit ? God and the Father, is this, to visit the 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, fatherless and widows in their affliction, is dead being alone. and to keep himself unspotted from the 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast world.
faith, and I have works : shew me thy CHAP. II.
faith without thy works, and I will shew Not to despise the poor brethren. thee my faith by my works. Y brethren, have not the faith of 19 Thou believest that there is one
of glory, with respect of persons. believe, and tremble.
2 For if there come unto your assem- 20 But wilt thou know, ( vain man, bly a man with a gold ring, in goodly that faith without works is dead? apparel, and there come in also a poor 21 Was not Abraham our father justi. man, in vile raiment:
fied by works, when he had offered 3 And ye have respect to him that Isaac his son upon the altar ? weareth the gay clothing, and say unto 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with
Por in many things we offend all. FROM whence come wars and
of the tongue.
Pure wisdom his works, and by works was faith made , with knowledge amongst you ? let him perfect ?
shew out of a good conversation his 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled works with meekness of wisdom. which saith, Abraham believed God, 14 But if ye have bitter envying and and it was imputed unto him for right. strife in your hearts, glory not, and le eousness: and he was called the friend not against the truth. of God.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from 21 Ye sec then, how that by works a above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. man is justified, and not by faith only. 16 For where envying and strife is,
25 Likewise also, was not Rahab the there is confusion, and every evil work. harlot justified by works, when she had 17 But the wisdom that is from above, received the messengers, and had sent is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and them out another way?
easy to be entreated, full of mercy, and 26 For as the body without the spirit is good fruits, without partiality, and with. dead, so faith without works is dead also. out hypocrisy. CHAP. III.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is Not arrogantly to reprove others. sown in peace, of them that make peace. My ,
CHAP. IV. knowing that we shall receive the Against coretousness, pride, fe. greater condemnation.
ings among you ? come they not If any man offend not in word, the same hence, even of your lusts, that war in is a perfect man, and able also to bridle your members ? the whole body.
2 Ye lust, and have not : ye kill, and 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' desire to have, and cannot obtain : ye mouths, that they may obey us, and we fight and war, yet ye have not, because turn about their whole body.
ye ask not. 4 Behold also the ships, which though 3 Ye ask and receive not, because ye they be so great, and are driven of fierce ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon winds, yet are they turned about with a your lusts. very small holm, whithersoever the go-| 4 Ye adulterers, and adulteresses, know vernor listeth.
ye not that the friendship of the world 5 Even so the tongue is a little mem. is eninity with God ? whosoever there. ber, and boasteih great things: behold, fore will be a friend of the world, is the how great a matter a little fire kindleth. enemy of God.
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of 5 D) ye think that the Scripture saith iniquity: so is the tongue amongst our in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us members, that it defileth the whole body, lusteth to envy? and setteth on fire the course of nature, 6 But he giveth more grace, wherefore and it is set on fire of hell.
he saith, God resisteth the proud, but 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, giveth grace unto the humble. and of serpents, and things in the sea, is ī Submit yourselves therefore to God: tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind. resist the devil, and he will fice from you.
8 But the tongue can no man tame, it 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. nigh to you: cleanse your hands ye sana 9 Therewith bless we God, even the ners, and purify your hearts
ye Father: and there with curse we men, minded. which are made after the similitude of 9 Be afilicted, and mourn, and weep: God.
let your laughter be turned to mourning, 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth and your joy to heaviness. blessing and cursing: my brethren, these 10 Hun ble yourselves in the sight of things ought not so to be.
the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the 11 Speak not evil one of another, bre. same place sweet water and bitter ? thren: be that speaketh evil of his bro
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear ther, and jndgeth his brother, speaketh olive berries ? either a vine, figs ? so can evil of the Law, and judgeth the Law: no fountain both yield salt water and but if thon judge the Law, thou art not fresh.
a doer of the Law, but a judge. 13 Who is a wise man and endued 12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able